Robinson announces candidacy for District 89 seat
FARMINGTON - Yvette Robinson of Farmington, has announced her intent to be a Democratic candidate for the House District 89 seat, which represents the towns of Farmington and Industry.
A wife and mother of two, she is also a small business owner operating a home-based chiropractic practice.
“The increasing cost of healthcare affects everyone in our community. Fifteen years in this industry have given me valuable insight. Insurance and drug companies have held patients, doctors, hospitals, and employers hostage for too long. There are too many hardworking taxpayers who simply cannot afford healthcare coverage for their families,” Robinson stated. “Many things can be achieved at the state level to improve healthcare delivery. I have the knowledge and motivation necessary to help healthcare in Maine evolve into an industry that truly meets the needs of our citizens.”
Robinson is currently serving her fifth year on the Mt. Blue Regional School District's board of directors, and her second year as the chair of the finance committee. As a member of the board, she has tackled several difficult budgets, school consolidation, and the most recent budget shortfalls. She is an instrumental member of the Mallett School Building Committee and a participant of the Visioning Committee for the high school renovation project.
“Even in better economic times, the funding model for education simply wasn’t working. Our schools are subject to policies made in Augusta by those who know little about the specific strengths and challenges of western Maine. It is time for someone to advocate for our educational needs in the Legislature,” said Robinson.
Robinson will run as a Maine Clean Election Fund candidate. For more information, Robinson can be reached at 778-5228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.